Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Childhood Game That Changed My Life
I never thought a childhood game could change my life forever but I was wrong. A certain afternoon replays itself over and over in my head, all thanks to a Ouija board.
It was a typical afternoon over one of my Middle School best friend's houses. We were playing down in her basement when she whipped a Ouija board out. She dimmed the lights and the three of us sat in a circle each with a finger on the indicator. We each asked it questions and answers were spelled out for us. It was all fun and games until we started asking more "serious" questions. I asked "how old will I be when I die?" And the response was "36." I then asked how and I was told "breast cancer."
Holy Crap!! Either these things work and I am dying young or one of my friends was seriously "f"ed up. I was so upset when I went home and cried for days. I cried because I thought I was dying at 36 and I cried because how could one of my so-called friends do something like that to me?
Fast forward about 20 years and the thought still crosses my mind that I am going to die at 36 of cancer. I still think and worry about what a silly game from my youth said. I am going to be 33 in a month and I can't help but feel I only have 3 years to live. I know you are probably thinking this girl is ridiculous but would you have been just able to forget about it if you were in my shoes or am I being neurotic?
I hope and pray that it was just one of friends being seriously "messed up" that day but if not I plan to enjoy the next three years of my life. Because even though I am sure there was no truth behind what I was told (or so I hope) we should each live each day to the fullest because you are never guaranteed tomorrow. Make each moment count! xoxo